I may be a tad bit of a perfectionist

Typically, during the summer, I let my brain kinda go mushy.  It’s the summer.  I’m a uni student.  It makes sense.  Also, I typically don’t consider myself a perfectionist.  Actually, up until today, I thought I was one of THE farthest cries away from being a perfectionist.  However, recent emails between me and my boss changed my mind.  This is how it went down.:

Me:  Oh hey!  I made you these awesome certificates!  Here you go!

(Later that day)

Me: Well, crap.  Two of these certificates are at a low resolution, that’s why they’re fuzzy compared to the first certificate (which is at a higher resolution).  Let me know which of the three certificates you choose and I’ll resend you a higher resolution.  Let me know if there’s anything else you want changed!

Employer: I printed them (the low resolution certificates) out anyways.  It was okay.


Naturally, this was my reaction:

It's Not Okay,

DON’T YOU DARE TELL ME THAT’S OKAY BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE ONE YOU PRINTED OUT WAS AT 72 DPI AND WHEN I WANT DECENT QUALITY I USE 300 DPI.  IT’S ALL WRONG.  WHY ON EARTH WOULD YOU PRINT IT OUT ANYWAYS WHEN I TOLD YOU I COULD FIX IT ADFASGFGFAJLAGJAFKJH!!!

Seriously, even 30 minutes after I read the email I’m still going:

I love everything about this man's face

Just…no.  If I tell you not to do something, and take time to explain WHY you shouldn’t do it…

So I am done.  Yes, I know this shouldn’t be the big deal I’m making it seem like.  BUT IF I’M DOING PHOTOSHOP WORK IT BETTER BE AT 300 DPI.  The reason why I accidentally sent my employer a lower resolution was because I had done some previous work in the same session at 300 dpi, and I thought the ensuing projects would also be put automatically at 300 dpi.  But that obviously didn’t happen.  Silly me.  Also, to torture myself, I did fix the low resolution certificate at 300 dpi, and yah.  It’s sharper/clearer/better.  UGH. Why.

Update:  Boss asked for certificate variety print out so I remade everything so that it was 300 dpi, and guess what SO MUCH BETTER QUALITY.  HAH.  I proudly pointed the quality difference to my boss and all she said was “Yeah”.  I’m still not sure how fuzzy lines don’t bother her.

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